Daily Recall Roundup: June 3
Here are the latest updates from the campaign trail in the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election.
Every day between now and Tuesday's gubernatorial recall election, Patch will provide daily updates on what's happening on the campaign trail.
Check back with this column throughout the day for the latest recall-related news
5:30 p.m.: Jesse Jackson to campaign for Barrett
In a last-minute push to garner more votes, The Rev. Jesse Jackson of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition will be in Racine at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Bray Center, 926 Center St.
Organizers say the upcoming recall election on Tuesday is “too close to call,” and Jackson is in town to persuade African-Americans to head to the polls.
In conjunction with other organizations, Jackson has been working on Wisconsin issues through a program called “Power of the Vote.”
5 p.m.: Chuck Norris backs Scott Walker
Actor Chuck Norris is jumping into the Wisconsin recall battle, urging Wisconsinites to ignore President Bill Clinton and vote for Republican Gov. Scott Walker, The Huffington Post reports.
"Wisconsin Democrats, Washington elite and insiders, and liberal special interests have joined together to fight for the recall of Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin in Tuesday's election," wrote Norris in his latest column for the site WorldNetDaily. "But last Friday, when I saw them also send in the big guns, former President Bill Clinton himself, against Gov. Walker, I knew I had to enter the ring, too."
The Huffington Post says Norris didn't announce any plans to actually come to Wisconsin — as Clinton did to campaign for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who is running against Walker — but he encouraged readers to vote for Walker on Tuesday.
9:45 a.m.: Crime expert say he was misrepresented in Walker ad
A TV ad by Republican Gov. Scott Walker that blasts opponent Tom Barrett over the Milwaukee Police Department's issues with accurately tracking crime statistics quotes a criminology professor as saying the problem illustrates "a failure of leadership."
But the University of Nebraska-Omaha professor whose quote is featured in the ad tell The Huffington Post that Walker misrepresented his views and is "absolutely wrong" to blame Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett for the problem.
"The governor misrepresented what I said," he said. "My comment was about the police department strictly. Mayors don't understand these things. They just accept what their police chiefs and police departments give them. ... The governor was absolutely wrong in saying the mayor was directly responsible for this."
7:30 a.m.: Walker, Barrett could cross paths in Brown County
Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic opponent in Tuesday's primary, Tom Barrett, are both scheduled to appear Sunday morning at the Brown County Dairy Breakfast in De Pere.
Walker is expected to show up at the event, at the Zirbel Dairy Farms,
6013 Morrison Road, at 8:45 a.m. Meanwhile, Barrett and U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl are scheduled to campaign arrive there are at 9:10 a.m.
After that event, Walker will head off to the Marathon County Dairy Breakfast at the NTC Agriculture Center of Excellence, 6625 County Road K, Wausau, where he's expected at 12:10 p.m.
He also will visit his campaign office in Germantown at 2:35 p.m. and in Fitchburg at 5 p.m.
Meanwhile, Kohl and Barrett will make an 11:15 a.m. campaign stop at the New Moon Café, 401 N Main St., Oshkosh.
After that, Barrett will meet with voters at Emy J’s, 1009 First St., Stevens Point, at 6 p.m.